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Dental Implants : Smile With Confidence

There are a number of dental procedures available to replace a missing tooth, but among the most realistic is a dental implant. Because it is anchored directly to the jawbone itself, it can offer a greater degree of stability than a dental bridge or conventional crown.

For patients with missing teeth, it can often be a great source of embarrassment that can affect self-confidence and cause self-esteem issues. This can be a significant hindrance, especially considering that smiling is one of the most effective ways of communicating emotions.But a missing tooth also has more long-term physical consequences. A build up of bacteria can occur in the hollow left by the tooth. This hollow is difficult to clean and can lead to unpleasant infection sin the mouth. Vacant space in the dental arc can also encourage the remaining teeth to shift about and lean. This can cause painful jaw conditions called TMJs and lead to unpleasant and sub-conscious teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. A dental implant could be the answer when considering replacing a missing tooth.

A dental implant is a relatively new solution to missing teeth that involves drilling a small screw into the jawbone itself to act as an anchor for an artificial tooth. Because the implant is attached to the jawbone, it creates a similar feeling of stability to a real tooth, which is secured by a root. The implant is usually made from titanium or other lightweight but strong metal. Once placed into the jaw at the initial appointment it is left for several weeks or months to fuse with the bone and tissue in a process called osseointegration.It is this strength that makes them comparable to a real tooth. Dental implants have existed for some years but recent advances in technology have made them the option of choice for patients wanting to replace a missing tooth.

A dental implant is the most realistic substitute for a real tooth. Many patients opt for implants, despite the extra cost, because of the feeling of security and permanency they provide. If you have a missing tooth, or are considering changing an existing artificial dental appliance, visit your dentist and ask about dental implants.

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Are Dental Implants Expensive ?

Deciding whether you can afford the cost of dental implants can be a complicated process. Dental implant prices depend on many factors including your own overall health, the complexity of the problem, whether additional bone grafting may be necessary, and the cost of the materials used.

There are different types of dental implants used in dentistry. There’s been great success with “osseointegrated” implants. It’s a system where the bone and implant mesh. A chemical and mechanical bond is formed so the jawbone actually grows into the implants. The most rewarding part of these successful implants in dentistry is that patients are happy with the results for years.

Dental implants are used in different ways by dentists. You may require a single implant to bridge a gap, or two implants to support a bridge. Or, if a lower denture needs to be stabilized, two to four implants might be required.Unfortunately, if your jawbone can’t support an implant due to bone loss, tooth implants may not be an option.After consultation we will provide best treatment alternatives for you.However, if you have a sound jawbone, dental implants are the best thing offered in dentistry next to real teeth.

In the initial many patients feel that dental implant treatment is expensive compared to other dental procedures. However, Dental Implants represent a more permanent and natural solution than other dentistry treatments, for instance complete Dentures or Partials. Dental Implants are therefore a greater initial investment. Dental Implants should last for years, even a lifetime if they are properly fitted and cared for. For more information on Dental Implants In India call Goma Dental at 177-645-0704.

Get The Best Dental Implant In India

There are several options available to replace missing teeth. Some patients opt to have a partial denture, others choose to have a fixed dental bridge. Both dental bridges and dentures have their advantages, most notably that they are both relatively affordable. However, they both also suffer from a degree of impermanency and are at times prone to breaking. Some patients are looking for a dental substitute with a greater degree of solidity. This is one of the reasons why dental implants are becoming the option of choice for patients to replace missing teeth.

A missing tooth can be the source of embarrassment. It can make people reluctant to smile for fear of exposing what is a very visible flaw. Missing teeth can also be damaging for your dental health. The hollows left by missing teeth can be breeding grounds for decay-causing bacteria. Gaps in the teeth can also encourage existing teeth to lean, causing painful interruptions in the bite. Missing teeth can also be the cause of facial tissue sinking and loss of profile. For these reasons it is important to replace the missing tooth as soon as possible and a dental implant is the most secure method of doing just that.

A dental implant takes the form of a tapered screw that is anchored into the jawbone. This acts as a solid base for a post and artificial tooth, or crown, to be attached. They work particularly well for patients who have strong and healthy jawbones and teeth. Because they are so solid dental implants do not prohibit the eating of certain foods that other dental substitutes can. Neither do dental implants require any kind of messy dental bonding or adhesives.A dental implant will take two or three sessions to fix.

Patients who have jawbones and gums which are strong, will particularly benefit from a dental implant. A good standard of oral hygiene is needed to maintain the implant but the permanency it provides really sets it apart from other dental substitutes. Many patients opt for implants, despite the extra cost, because of the feeling of security and permanency they provide. If you have a missing tooth, or are considering changing an existing artificial dental appliance, visit your dentist and ask about dental implants. For More information please call Goma Dental at 177-6450704.

Immediate Loading Dental Implants

“One of the most critical (perhaps the most critical) factors in successful osseointegration of an implant is stability in the bone at time of placement. Relative motion between the implant body and the surrounding bone during the early healing phase is considered to be a high risk factor for early implant loss as failure of osseointegration occurs” The term osseointergration means how the implant fuses with the bone. During the critical healing period, a loaded implant would be at greatest risk of realitive motion and would theoretically be most susceptible to failure of osseointergration. Loading the implant means the time when the crown, bridge, or denture is placed on the implant and used for biting and chewing.

It is very popular now to “immediate load” an implant but there is not complete agreement in the profession as to how soon and in what locations this is prudent. We, in consultation with our surgeons, decide what patients are good candidates for immediate load. The advantage of course is you get your restoration sooner, but at what cost? The idea is for your implant to last as long as possible.The concept of immediate implant loading has recently become popular due to less trauma, reduced overall treatment time, decreased patient’s anxiety and discomfort, high patient acceptance and better function and esthetics. Nonetheless, research and understanding in this area are confuse and sometimes contradictory. Hence, it is the purpose of this review to provide rational for immediate implant loading, summarize current available literature, and analyze factors that influencing this newly introduced treatment method. Results from this review indicated that immediate implant loading achieved similar high success rate as that noted in the conventional approach (delayed protocols). However, a careful case selection, proper treatment plan, meticulous surgery and proper design of prosthesis are essential for optimal outcomes when this approach is adopted.

This procedure has one of the highest success rates in dentistry, but all are not eligible to get a dental implant done. Consult a  dentist who will take your history and examine your teeth and gums to consider you for this restorative procedure.For More information please contact Goma Dental at177-645-0704.

Dental Implants : Permanent Solution For Missing Teeth

Dental care has made vast improvements during our lifetime, yet millions of people experience tooth loss because of injury, gum disease and tooth decay. For several years, the only way to replace a missing tooth was with dentures or a dental bridge.Now dentists are offering patients the benefits of dental implants. Unlike traditional treatments of crowns, bridges , root canals and dentures dental implants offer a permanent solution for your missing teeth actually mimicking your natural teeth.

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that are placed within the jawbone after a tooth is lost. After the implant is in place, a replacement tooth is attached or it may be used to anchor a dental bridge more securely. Implants are typically made from and provide a solid foundation for permanent or removable teeth that are designed to replace missing teeth. By using an implant to fill the space in your smile, you may also prevent other dental problems.

There are three most common types of dental implants:

Root form dental implants are the most common. A root form implant is a screw-type implant shaped like the root of a tooth. It is placed under the gums and directly into the jawbone.

If the jawbone has deteriorated, too short or too narrow for a root form implant, a plate dental implant may be used. The plate form is a longer, flat piece of titanium placed beneath the gums and on top of the jawbone.

These implants are used only when there is not enough jawbone to support either a root dental implant or a plate dental implant. This dental implant is custom made and attached directly to the jawbone to strengthen the surface.

Making the decision to have dental implants can genuinely be life altering for someone who has missing teeth. There are numerous advantages to having permanent a replacement for a lost tooth. Dental implants:

-Look and feel like your own teeth
-Are designed to fuse with your jawbone so they become permanent
-Allow you to speak without the worry that your dentures/teeth may slip
-Eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures
-Work like your own teeth, allowing you to eat foods with confidence
-Give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself
-Are durable and will last many years –with good care, some implants last a lifetime
-Implants eliminate the need for cutting natural teeth to replace one missing tooth
-Offer a permanent solution, that cannot decay

Implant however, is not an option for everyone, as it requires surgery, patient should be in good health and further patients must have an adequate bone to support implant.But missing teeth can be replaced with naturally looking stronger materials with the latest advances in technology.It’s important to be aware that dental implants require the same care as real teeth, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups.

If you are missing one or several teeth and would like to consider implant dentistry to replace them, contact your dentist to schedule a consultation.

Tooth Replacement : Dental Bridge

Having a tooth knocked out or losing it to dental decay can be a very painful experience but people rarely consider the pain and anxiety that comes as a result of a missing tooth. Firstly, a missing tooth can be very embarrassing, especially in the teeth visible when smiling or talking. This can have serious repercussions for a patient’s self-confidence and esteem.

But a missing tooth can have more than just psychological effects on a patient. A missing tooth in the dental arch can create a breeding ground for bacteria. Because the soft tissue is difficult to clean with a regular brush, it needs special attention to keep the hollow clean and prevent the spread of dangerous infections. A vacant space in the arc can also cause the remaining teeth to lean and shift about. This can cause irritating alterations to bite . If left untreated this irritation can develop into a painful jaw condition called TMJ problems. It can also be the cause of sub-conscious teeth grinding known as bruxism. In cases where more than one tooth is lost, the loss of the rigid teeth structure can cause the facial tissue to sink, a process which becomes irreversible of not addressed in sufficient time.

It is therefore important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible. One of the most common artificial dental substitutes is called a dental bridge.A bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. This involves making a bridge from an artificial tooth attached to existing teeth on either side of the gap. If teeth are healthy and strong, the artificial tooth, known as a pontic from the Latin word for bridge, is attached with resin-bonded strips. If the teeth are not of sufficient quality the pontic will be attached to crowns cemented over the adjacent teeth.The materials used for the bridges include gold, porcelain fused to metal, or in the correct situation porcelain alone.

Dental bridges are effective substitutes for real teeth. They are fixed substitutes unlike partial dentures or dental plates, so patients do not have to worry about the embarrassment of them falling out. If properly cared for and cleaned, a dental bridge can last for more than ten years. If you have suffered the pain of a knocked out or decayed tooth, ask a your dentist about a dental bridge and you could restore your teeth to full functionality and restore their cosmetic appearance.

Dental Implants : Improve Quality Of Life

The art and science of implant dentistry has advanced rapidly during recent years and new techniques and materials have greatly improved our ability to replace missing tissues with functional and natural-looking artificial prostheses called a dentures implant.However, it must be remembered from the outset that no prosthesis or artificial substitute will ever function as well as the original living tissues. Research has shown that the chewing efficiency of experienced denture patients is, at best, less than 20% as efficient as the average chewing efficiency of patients with natural teeth.

Both upper and lower dentures are retained in the mouth by an intimately close fit of the plastic denture base to the gums. The intimately close fit is achieved by a combination of muscle control and suction. Mastering the function of the lower denture is more difficult than learning to use an upper complete denture.By comparison, the lower denture has less stable tissue with which to rest on than the upper denture. The lower denture stays in place largely due to the ability of the denture wearer to control their tongue well enough to hold the denture down while they speak and chew. Therefore, lack of tongue coordination in a lower complete denture wearer can severely affect the patient’s ability to wear a lower complete denture.

For various reasons, teeth have to be removed. After tooth removal, the residual bone that is used to support the teeth will then shrink away quite rapidly over the first year because the body knows that the residual bone is no longer needed. The greatest amount of shrinkage occurs during the first year after tooth removal. Research has shown that wearing dentures will accelerate jawbone shrinkage. As the shrinkage of the jawbone support progresses over time, new dentures will need to be fabricated in approximately six to ten years.Because each denture wearer is unique, sometimes the internal surface of the denture needs to be readapted to the gum tissues. This procedure is called a reline.

Some patients are never able to adapt to functioning day-to-day with their complete dentures. Many of these patients do not have adequate bone to stabilize a lower denture. Others never develop enough muscle coordination to learn to chew with their dentures. For many years, dentistry had nothing more to offer patients other than a denture adhesive.

Today, such problems can often be managed through the use of implant dentistry. Even with as few as two dental implants, the retention and stability of a lower denture can be greatly increased with a dentures implant. In fact, the chewing efficiency can also be greatly increased. Some patients have estimated that they regained up to 70% of their original chewing capacity. Overall, patients feel more confident when they are in public because they no longer fear that their dentures will slip or cause them embarrassment with a dentures implant.Unlike traditional treatments of crowns, bridges , root canals and dentures dental implants offer a permanent solution for your missing teeth actually mimicking your natural teeth and help improve your quality of life. Go ahead chew healthy and be healthy!

Immediate dental implant techniques

Dental implants are an increasingly popular choice for my patients as I’ve been doing a lot of them recently.
Just recently we’ve had an unusual number of patients coming in with serious problems with single front teeth.
Among the causes of these problems are

* sports injuries (eg getting hit in the face playing cricket)
* ‘other’ injuries (eg falling down the stairs or sliding on the ice)
* old crowns that have failed and cracked the root
* problems with old crowns with posts
* problems with root filled teeth

In these cases extraction is often the only option.In the past we would have had to wait months after extracting the tooth before putting the implant in, and then a few more months of waiting before the implant could have a tooth added to it…..6-9 months of waiting with a temporary bridge in place….With Immediate Implant techniques(also known as ‘teeth in an hour’) we can often bypass this waiting time: If the bone is intact around the failing tooth and there is no infection present then we can (very) carefully extract the root (without damaging the socket walls) and put an implant directly into the tooth socket!And if the implant is secure in the bone then we can even put the titanium post into place and put a temporary crown on top.

Where appropriate this treatment means that the patient can literally come to the clinic with a failed tooth and leave a short while later with their new implant tooth in place.So it is possible to walk into a dental clinic and have all your old broken, unsightly teeth replaced with shiny white new ones supported by titanium implants all on the same day ,provided the case has been prepared carefully in advance.

We now have enough long term data (over 5 yrs) to convince even the more conservative of us that;

* immediate implant teeth work in the long term
* in some cases doing it this way can improve the aesthetic outcome
* this method can significantly reduce bone the bone shrinkage which occurs when teeth are extracted.
* the immediate implant technique can be used on single, multiple or full mouth cases

Dental Implant : Advantages

With today’s numerous researches into dental procedures and the like, dental patients around Shimla have plenty of options for their dental maintenance and other procedures to select from. A very good alternative to acquiring dentures for missing teeth are dental implants. This sort of procedure brings about many favourable results compared to dentures in most cases. Having dental implants involve several procedures and can take longer than having ordinary dentures yet results are definitely far better.
Procedures Involved in Getting an Implant

The first procedure involved is a surgical one. Since a metallic contraption needs to be screwed onto the jaw bone (this is an endosteal type of dental implant), a small incision has to be made on the gums covering that section of the jawbone. The incision has to be big enough to allow the implant to be screwed to the jawbone. The implant is the one that will anchor the new artificial replacement securely. The incised gum will have to be stitched.

After four to six months of allowing the implant to integrate with the jawbone itself, the artificial replacement can now be attached. These replacements are customised only for you. Each time that a new patient comes for an implant, new impressions will have to be made.

Advantages of Getting a Dental Implant

Since your new artificial teeth replacements are supported by implants attached to your jawbone, they give a more comfortable and natural feel in your mouth. With these, it is less awkward for you to chew and speak and they are far more stable than removable dentures.

In the course of time, atrophy in the jawbone can develop because of the missing teeth. Dental implants are known to prevent such atrophy.

After a permanent tooth has been damaged or pulled out, no other tooth will grow out to replace it, meaning it is lost forever. In the procedure for bridges, some teeth need to be cut, which is quite a waste given the fact that permanent teeth grow only once in your lifetime. Yet with dental implants, the necessity to make cuts on other teeth is eliminated.

Aside from far better aesthetic results, dental implants are also permanent, meaning you will not have to keep on returning to the dentist to have new ones made. With these advantages, more dental patients in India have chosen implants over removable dentures.

Dental Implants : The Secret

 

A typical implant consists of a titanium screw (resembling a tooth root) with a roughened or smooth surface. The majority of dental implants are made out of commercially pure titanium, which is available in 4 grades depending upon the amount of carbon and iron contained. More recently grade 5 titanium has increased in use. Grade 5 titanium, Titanium 6AL-4V, (signifying the Titanium alloy containing 6% Aluminium and 4% Vanadium alloy) is believed to offer similar osseointegration levels as commercially pure titanium. Ti-6Al-4V alloy offers better tensile strength and fracture resistance. Today most implants are still made out of commercially pure titanium (grades 1 to 4) but some implant systems (Endopore and NanoTite) are fabricated out of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy[10] Implant surfaces may be modified either by plasma spraying, anodizing[11], etching or sandblasting to increase the surface area and the integration potential of the implant.The main benefit provided by implant technology is that the new teeth last a life-time. There are few substances that are biocompatible with the human body – and titanium is one of them. Titanium is very strong at a low weight, and is also extremely resistant to corrosion.
While these features are ideal in serving the mechanical needs,  the most unique feature of titanium is that the bone tissuegrows on, and bonds to, the surface of the titanium.

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